Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Iran's Shahab-3 alarms Italy, France

Wed, 09 Jul 2008 22:11:36 Press TV

Italy's Foreign Minister says Iran's advanced Shahab-3 missiles intensify international concern over Tehran's uranium enrichment.

“The test clarifies what it is we're talking about. These are very dangerous missiles -- that's why the international community and not just Israel has an interest in blocking this escalation in a definitive way,” said Italian Foreign Minister Franco Frattini on Wednesday.

French Foreign Ministry spokesman Frederic Desagneaux also raised concern over Iran's recently developed Shahab-3 missiles on Wednesday.

“These missile tests can only reinforce the international community's concerns at a time when, in parallel, Iran is developing a nuclear program which the IAEA director general's last report says includes activities that could be linked to the design and production of nuclear weapons,” he said.

Iran test-fired nine state-of-the-art long and medium-range missiles on Wednesday including Shahab-3 which is capable of hitting targets within a range of 2,000 kilometers.

The US and Israel continue to beat the drums of war against Iran over its nuclear program, accusing the country of developing a nuclear bomb. Israel has threatened Tehran with the use of force should the Islamic Republic continue uranium enrichment.
Tehran insists its nuclear program is directed at generating electricity and is in line with the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT).
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